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Maryann Lombardi

Chief Creative Economy Officer,
DC Office of Cable, Film, Music and Entertainment
Washington DC, WA, USA
Working with an entrepreneurial approach, Maryann Lombardi has spent the past 20 years at the intersection of arts and commerce. She is the Chief Creative Economy Officer at the DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment where she is working with the local Government and community to build the creative ecosystem and grow the creative economy. She also manages DC’s 202Creates brand and portfolio of programming, 202Creates.com, and is working with Georgetown University to launch DC’s first ever DC Music Census. Previously she was the Executive Director of Lisner Auditorium and Partnership Development at The George Washington University, where she worked with her team to reorganize, redevelop and grow the organization. Previous, as the Director of Creative Economy for UMass Amherst, working with the City of Springfield and University administration, she established and implemented economic development and cultural activities to create jobs and improve downtown development in Springfield. Before moving to MA, she spent ten years in New York City as an independent theater producer producing Off Broadway and regional tours. Maryann has an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the Creative Economy Coalition, and a part of the Private Sector Network Council with Americans for the Arts.